The 10 Best Restaurants in Tokyo – Tokyo Restaurant Guide

If money isn't a factor and it just has to be the best restaurant in Tokyo, check out our list of great eateries in Japan's capital for some guidance.

1. Tapas Molecular Bar

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A great fusion kitchen tapas bar with innovative cooking and presentation methods where you’ll definitely enjoy the food with your eyes AND your taste buds. This exciting high-class restaurant is located on the 38th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo’s Chuo ward and promises a stunning view alongside the food. It’s an absolute favorite in Tokyo among those who can afford it.

Price

17,000 yen (fixed menu price, excluding drink pairing)

Address

103-8328 Tokyo, Chuo, Muromachi Nihonbashi 2-1-1

 

Phone

03-3270-8188

Open

1pm-3.30pm and 6pm-12pm (everyday)

Link

Tapas Molecular Bar

2. Kobe Teppanyaki Hakushu

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A family owned business, this teppanyaki (鉄板焼き Jap. lit. “iron pan fried”) place makes some mouthwatering dishes centered around the star ingredient – Kobe beef. Watch the chef prepare your beef on the hotplate in front of you and have it melt on your tongue just seconds later. Kobe Teppanyaki Hakushu is definitely a place for meat lovers and although pretty pricey, it’s very fair for what you get. If you want the ultimate Kobe beef experience (outside of Kobe), this is the place for you. 

Price

7,000 yen ~

Address

〒 150-0031 Tokyo, Shibuya, Sakuragaokacho 16-7

Phone

03-3461-0546

Open

5.30pm – 11.00pm (Mon – Sat)

Link

Kobe Teppanyaki Hakushu Instagram (no official page)

Kobe Teppanyaki Hakushu Facebook (Japanese)

3. Cedros

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In the trendy Daikanyama neighborhood find Cedros, a well-loved North American-style seafood restaurant. With an interior of warm earthy tones and an atmosphere recalling the US West Coast, it serves beautifully prepared dishes of fresh, seasonal, local produce that really pushes this place ahead of the rest. Definitely give this place a visit if you like seafood, as it’s great value for money and will give you some all too rare West Coast Summer vibes in Tokyo. 

Price

3,500 yen ~

Address

〒 150-0021 Tokyo, Shibuya, Ebisunishi 1-32-3, Tradgard Daikanyama D

Phone

03-3461-2279

Open

6pm – 10pm (everyday)

Link

Cedros Daikanyama

4. Kaikaya

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For a great selection of sushi and sashimi, head over to Shibuya’s Kaikaya. Find here a great atmosphere and food that may put you off the 100 yen sushi plates for good (you’ve been warned). The food is made with fresh fish delivered daily from Tsukiji Fish Market and is guaranteed to convert even the most skeptical to the glory of raw fish.  

Price

3,000 ~

Address

Phone

03‐3770‐0878

Open

11am – 11pm (everyday)

Link

Kaikaya

5. Sushizanmai Tsukijiekimae

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Sushizanmai Tsukijiekimae, right in front of Tsukiji Station and very close to the fish market, is a great local spot for fresh sushi and complimentary sake that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Besides serving traditional sushi, they also offer imaginative fusion dishes which make for a nice change from the classics. As the restaurant isn’t huge, you might want to get there early to avoid disappointment.  

Price

2,000 yen ~

Address

Phone

03-3524-9833

Open

24 hours (all year)

Link

Sushizanmai Tsukiji-Ekimae

6. Sushi Dai

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This great little place (again close to Tsukiji Fish Market) will show you how the Japanese get their fresh sushi kick. The “itamae” (板前 Jap. “chef/cook”) will prepare the dishes and don’t be shy, just shout out what you’d like and they’ll get cooking. It’s a great experience that combines great food and an immersion into some authentic Japanese dining culture. Leave with a loud “Gochisou-sama-deshita” to impress the staff and show your appreciation. Get there early for breakfast or lunch as there are frequent queues in front of this popular restaurant.

Price

3,000 yen ~

Address

Phone

03-3547-6797

Open

5am – 4pm (Mon – Sat)

Link

Sushi Dai

7. Ichiran (chain)

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Feeling like some great ramen after a hard day of shopping? Need some hangover food to get you up and running? Simply in love with ramen? Visit one of the numerous Ichiran Ramen places around Tokyo. They specialize in the Tonkatsu Ramen variety and vow to bring you great taste with every bowl. The restaurants themselves are interesting for their machines for finding your seat and ordering your food, but don’t worry, there’s staff on hand if you need some assistance. 

Price

1,000 yen ~

Address

Phone

03-5800-3566 (Shibuya)

Open

24 hours (all year)

Link

Ichiran

8. T’s TanTan Tokyo Station

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Somewhat of a rarity in Tokyo, T’s TanTan is a vegetarian restaurant with a great variety of dishes that are sure to send any guest to culinary heaven. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to benefit from the food here; a few days a week without meat will do your body a favor and at a place like this, you don’t need to compromise on taste.  If you’re up for some Japanese food without the fish, meat, milk or eggs, head down to Tokyo Station and grab a table at possibly the most popular vegetarian restaurant in the whole city. 

Price

800 yen ~

Address

Phone

03-3218-8040

Open

7am – 11pm (everyday)

Link

T’s TanTan

9. Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

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Yes, the name of the restaurant includes Tofu and yes, they do specialize in making Tofu, but don’t worry if you’re not a tofu fan, there’s plenty more to get stuck into. Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai creates art from each dish, complimenting the food in ways that you’d never have thought possible. It’s a high-class restaurant in an old brewery building with beautiful Japanese interiors and a great atmosphere. While not exactly cheap, this restaurant serves first-rate food and is an experience you won’t quickly forget.

Price

6,000 yen ~ (lunch)

10,000 yen ~ (dinner)

Address

Phone

03-3436-1028

Open

11am – 10pm (everyday, closes on one Monday each month, see calendar on page for reference)

Link

Tokyo Shiba Tofu Ukai

10. Azure 45

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Azure 45 serves French fusion cuisine with all the upscale fanciness you’d expect of a Ritz Carlton hotel restaurant on the 45th floor. What sets this place apart from the competition is their wonderful presentation, great taste, beautiful venue and the view to die for. Let’s face it, gazing at the illuminated Tokyo Tower whilst sipping Champagne and enjoying a French Michelin star rated meal is pretty special. This is a great place to come for a date or business dinner that you’ll undoubtedly enjoy. 

Price

4,500 yen ~ (lunch)

15,000 yen ~ (dinner)

Address

Phone

03-6434-8711

Open

11.30am – 2pm

5.30pm – 9pm

Link

Azure 45

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Samantha Khairallah

Samantha Khairallah

Originally from Switzerland, currently studying in Tokyo. With a wide array of interests, including travel, I'm passionate about what I write here at Compathy Magazine.



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